Kemba Walker RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kemba Walker Undergoes Successful Surgery "Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery today to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The procedure was completed by Hornets Team Physician Dr. Marcus Cook at Novant Orthopedic Hospital in Charlotte. Walker is expected to resume basketball activities in early..." May 09

  • Kemba Walker's offensive evolution should earn him Most Improved Player

    The Score "Nobody ever seems to know quite what to do with Most Improved Player, an awkward award that can read as a backhanded compliment as much as a certified symbol of growth. For Kemba Walker, it's a bit of both. The Charlotte Hornets point guard flashed plenty of attractive skills in his first four..." April 15

  • Kemba Walker: ‘I’m tired of not making the playoffs’

    Yahoo! Sports "Kemba Walker has been with Charlotte through the worst of the worst – a laughingstock phase when the team set the NBA record for worst winning percentage for a season, the term “Bobcatting” becoming a euphemism for lousy play, and some joking that team owner Michael Jordan was still the best..." April 02

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    The @hornets Kemba Walker tells that he is expecting to play tonight vs Miami.

  • A few small tweaks transformed Kemba Walker into a totally different player

    SB Nation "Kemba Walker's first four NBA seasons were all about the same. He put up some nice scoring totals, but it always took him a lot of shots to get there. Every now and then, Walker blew up with a big game or showed up on SportsCenter's top 10 with a slick crossover or smooth step-back jumper, but he..." January 21

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Kemba Walker (illness) listed as doubtful for tonight's @hornets game versus the Pistons.

  • Kemba Walker’s improved 3-point shooting a game-changer for Hornets

    Charlotte Observer "For years the NBA book on Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker read: “If he could just make 3-pointers." This season he’s making 3-pointers and in the view of his coach, that is game-changing. “It could change his whole career. He’s going to keep shooting like this,” coach Steve..." December 02

  • There's a reason Kemba Walker gets more respect than Dion Waiters

    SB Nation "Because NBA players are so exposed during play, close watchers embed tons of context on individual performance. We judge not just ever-increasing mountains of data on production and efficiency, but the visual cues that come from watching how players interact with the game. Dion Waiters is a..." October 14

  • Kemba Walker says he's returning from his knee injury Wednesday

    SB Nation "The surging Charlotte Hornets are about to get their starting point guard back from injury. Kemba Walker's damaged right knee has improved to the point where he expects to play in the team's game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. "I'm playing," he told "I'll be out there..." March 10

  • Hornets guard Kemba Walker cleared for basketball activities

    Sporting News "Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has been cleared for basketball activities, the team announced. Walker will make his return to the practice court after he spent a little over a month recovering from surgery to repair a small tear to his left meniscus. Walker was one of a number of Hornets who..." March 05

  • The risks of a Walker-Williams backcourt

    At The Hive "Coach Steve Clifford was adamant that Kemba Walker and Mo Williams would be sharing the backcourt when Walker returns from injury. Offensively it sounds great, but what about the other side? The Charlotte Hornets have been a bad offensive team for the entire season. By every available metric,..." March 03

  • Hornets guard Kemba Walker nearing return from injury

    Charlotte Observer "The lean guard running the court Wednesday at Chicago’s United Center looked familiar, although his trademark hesitation moves and crossover dribble were absent. He just ran and shot, ran and shot, avoiding even the suggestion of pressure on his left knee. Although his work was limited,..." March 01

  • Kemba Walker Has Successful Surgery "Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery today to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. The procedure was completed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Walker's recovery time is expected to be a minimum of six weeks." January 28

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte's hopeful that Kemba Walker could return in six weeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

  • Sources: Kemba Walker contemplating knee surgery

    Yahoo! Sports "Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker is leaning toward undergoing a surgical procedure on his left knee that could cause him to miss six weeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. No final determination on surgery had been made, but Walker traveled to New York on Monday to meet with a knee..." January 26

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Kemba Walker (L knee cyst) has been ruled out of today's @hornets game, missing 2nd straight. Brian Roberts gets 2nd start. #MINvsCHA

  • Hornets’ Kemba Walker speeds up development by slowing down

    Charlotte Observer "“Turnover-prone” is a label no point guard would want. Kemba Walker sure didn’t like it. So he did something about it. With heavy input from Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Mark Price, Walker changed his ways. He’s now third in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.7-to-1. Only the Dallas..." December 29

  • Report: Hornets aggressively talking trade, willing to deal anyone besides Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 4-14 Hornets are the NBA’s most disappointing team. Last season, a plucky Bobcats team won 43 games and made a surprising run to the playoffs. Rebranded the Hornets and infused with talent, Charlotte appeared ready to take the next step. Instead, the Hornets’ once-stout defense has..." December 02

  • Report: Kemba Walker signing four-year, $48 million contract extension with Hornets

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody touched the ball more times per game last season than Kemba Walker. No matter what Charlotte did with the ball, it kept finding its way back to its point guard. Now, the Hornets commit to finding their way with Walker. With the salary cap drastically rising with the new TV national..." October 29

  • Hornets Start Extension Talks With Kemba Walker

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets have started discussions with Kemba Walker about a potential contract extension. “We’ve had some initial talks," Rich Cho said. “I don’t want to get into the discussions because I don’t think that would be fair to Kemba or his agent. It’s just started.”" September 26

  • The Kemba Conundrum

    Grantland "Happiness and continuity can carry an extra price in the NBA, and the teams most willing to pay it are often those that have known the deepest misery. Charlotte sunk into depths of misery no one even knew existed, both on the court and in the profit-loss margins, before recovering over the last..." September 23

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Kemba Walker (groin injury) got through shootaround fine and is expected to play versus Hawks tonight.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Kemba Walker is questionable for Celtics game tonight with a sore groin. He suffered the injury late in the Wizards game.

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    Charlotte Bobcats PR @BobcatsPR

    .@bobcats coach Steve Clifford tells media pregame that @KembaWalker is going to start tonight.

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    Mike Cristaldi @mcristaldi

    .@bobcats @kembawalker - tightness left achilles - will not return tonight. #DALvsCHA

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Assuming his ankle doesn't flare up pre-game, Kemba Walker starts tonight. Steve Clifford said no minutes restriction if Kemba plays.

  • Kemba Walker has setback, will not play tonight against Lakers

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker will not play tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers, and coach Steve Clifford sounded less confident Friday about Walker’s availability the rest of this West Coast trip. Walker missed the last five games with a sprained left ankle suffered Jan. 18. He..." January 31

  • Bobcats’ Kemba Walker says he’s ’close’ to return

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker practiced Thursday for the first time since spraining his left ankle Jan. 18 against the Miami Heat. He was able to go through all activity in a 1 1/2-hour session at Southern Cal’s Galen Center. So if there’s no setback, it looks like Walker might..." January 31

  • Bobcats guard Kemba Walker running, might practice Thursday

    Charlotte Observer "The biggest story at Charlotte Bobcats practice Tuesday was about a guy who won’t play against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. The way point guard Kemba Walker was moving around the Nuggets’ practice court, though, it shouldn’t be long. Quite possibly he’ll play on this four-game West Coast..." January 29

  • Kemba Walker out 10-14 days with left ankle sprain

    Rufus On Fire "Kemba Walker's ankle sprain suffered last night in the third quarter against the Miami Heat will force the young guard to miss time from the court for the first time in his NBA career. The Bobcats announced today that Walker has a second-degree ankle sprain and is expected to miss 10 to 14..." January 20

  • Walker’s 31 points good for a Bobcats' 95-91 victory over Nets

    Charlotte Observer "Fifty-two points in the paint? In a single game? Without center Al Jefferson? This can’t be the Charlotte Bobcats. Actually it was on Wednesday night, and all that scoring in the lane was worth a 95-91 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Primarily credit point guard Kemba Walker (31 points on..." November 21

  • Walker and Bobcats hold off Knicks 102-97

    Charlotte Observer "Kemba Walker scored 25 points, Gerald Henderson added 18 and the Charlotte Bobcats held off a late run by New York to beat the Knicks 102-97 on Tuesday night. Charlotte led by 13 in the third quarter before New York cut it to two points late in the game. Henderson hit two free throws with 13..." November 06

  • The backstory on Kemba Walker successfully recruiting Al Jefferson

    Charlotte Observer "When Charlotte Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins texted his point guard to tell him the team was signing center Al Jefferson Kemba Walker replied this way: “I almost shed a tear when I saw this.” A low-post scorer like Jefferson can make Walker’s job so much easier...." September 24

  • Kemba Walker helped sell Charlotte Bobcats to Al Jefferson

    Charlotte Observer "It appears point guard Kemba Walker played some degree of matchmaker when it came to center Al Jefferson becoming a Charlotte Bobcat. According to a source familiar with the situation, Walker identified Jefferson, a low-post scorer, as the unrestricted free agent best suited to filling a team..." July 13

  • Walker, Henderson spur rally for Bobcats

    Charlotte Observer "Gerald Henderson stripped the ball from Philadelphia 76ers forward Evan Turner, setting up a breakaway layup with 26 seconds left, and helping the Charlotte Bobcats an 88-83 victory Wednesday. Kemba Walker finished the job with two free throws with 21 seconds left after Jrue Holiday missed on a..." April 04

  • Charlotte Bobcats coach: It’s time for Kemba Walker to speak up

    Charlotte Observer "Kemba Walker is many things to the Charlotte Bobcats: Leading scorer, tops in assists and steals. He leads the team in pass deflections and is among the NBA’s best at “And 1s” – three-point plays created off drives and shooting fouls. What isn’t he yet for this team? The “voice,” coach Mike..." February 17

  • What does Kemba Walker's quarterly decline say about the Bobcats?

    Rufus On Fire "In a wonderful twist after last season, Kemba Walker has proven to perhaps be the most consistently productive player on the Bobcats. He has scored in double digits in every game but one: the abomination of an outlier that was the Oklahoma City game. In 23 games this season, Walker has shot..." December 18

  • Walker's career-high not enough to keep Bobcats from 11th straight defeat

    Gaston Gazette "The good news for the Charlotte Bobcats is that second-year point guard Kemba Walker continues growing by leaps and bounds and had a career-high 32 points on Saturday night. The bad news? Even that wasn't enough for the Bobcats to end their losing streak as the Orlando Magic made a late..." December 16

  • Kemba Walker's best not enough for Charlotte Bobcats

    Charlotte Observer "Slow starts. Leaky defense. A propensity for giving up offensive rebounds. There are patterns to the Charlotte Bobcats' recent struggles that go beyond the rat-tat-tat of an 11-game losing streak. The above flaws trumped a career-high 32 points from Kemba Walker on Saturday, as the Orlando..." December 16

  • Killer Kemba: Bobcats Top Timberwolves 89-87

    Rufus On Fire "The piece you're reading now is actually my second draft of the recap. In fact, I had the first one all done through the third quarter when it looked like the Bobcats were going to run away with this one, and then the fourth quarter happened.Yeah, thanks a lot guys. They just couldn't be content..." November 15

  • How much has Kemba Walker improved?

    Rufus On Fire "Maybe it's the uniform number change. Maybe it's the new swirl he got shaved into his hairdo. Whatever it is, Kemba Walker has taken his play to a new level so far this season. Out of all the many encouraging things to take away from the Bobcats' hot start, Walker first seven games might..." November 15

  • MKG, Kemba Walker lift Charlotte Bobcats to 1st-ever win over Dallas Mavericks

    Charlotte Observer "At times this short season Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was very much the NBA rookie: Hesitant to drive, prone to the occasional turnover or ill-timed foul. "He wasn't a rookie tonight," Charlotte Bobcats teammate Kemba Walker said proudly, after Kidd-Gilchrist was a central figure in a 101-97..." November 11

  • Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker is shooting for fresh start

    Charlotte Observer "Kemba Walker didn't go to Italy, Australia or Brazil this off-season. He went to the gym. What did Walker, who will start at point guard next season for the Charlotte Bobcats, do on summer vacation? He stayed in Charlotte. He shot. "Just pretty much everything," Walker said late..." September 01

  • Cam Newton, Kemba Walker team up for Under Armour

    Charlotte Observer "Cam Newton and Kemba Walker co-star in the latest Under Armour commercial for its new running shoe, the Spine. Oh, and there's a guy named Brady in the 30-second spot, too. Newton, the Panthers' No. 1 pick in 2011 and the Rookie of the Year last season, and Tom Brady have appeared in UA..." July 17

  • A diligent player, an engaged coach

    Charlotte Observer "When Kemba Walker shows up mornings at Time Warner Cable Arena, Bismack Biyombo is there. When Walker shows up evenings at TWC, Biyombo is there. Finally Walker, the Charlotte Bobcats' point guard, just had to ask: "Biz….do you live here?" Walker wondered. Yeah, kinda. Bobcats personnel..." July 16

  • Kemba Walker, Byron Mullens lead Bobcats' youth movement

    Charlotte Observer "When you're mathematically eliminated from the playoffs with a month left in the season, there's no downside to taking the long view, right? Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas plans to lean toward youth in his rotation in the remaining 16 games. That started Saturday against the Detroit..." April 03

  • Bobcats' Kemba can do

    New York Post "One of the bright spots for the Nets so far this season has been the play of rookie MarShon Brooks. In a 97-87 loss to the Nets last night at Prudential Center, Kemba Walker showed why he's arguably the lone bright spot for the Bobcats. Playing without starters Corey Maggette and D.J...." January 23

  • D.J. Augustin - Kemba Walker backcourt could energize Bobcats

    Charlotte Observer "The debut was spectacular: Shifting to a D.J. Augustin-Kemba Walker backcourt and moving forward Boris Diaw to the bench resulted in a 112-100 victory Saturday over the Golden State Warriors. Just don't think this is a panacea to the Charlotte Bobcats' struggles, and that there's nothing more..." January 16

  • Bobcats' Walker plagued by uneven start

    Charlotte Observer "Three weeks into his first NBA season, Charlotte Bobcats rookie Kemba Walker isn't anything like dominant. The word is inconsistent, and that might understate the early on/off nature of the way he's played. Monday night at 7:30 the Bobcats play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, where last..." January 09

  • Delivery bridges Charlotte Bobcats' team-fan gap

    Charlotte Observer "Kemba Walker climbs the six steps from the sidewalk to the porch. "What do I do?" he asks. "Just knock on the door," a marketing man tells him. Walker, who on Tuesday has been a Charlotte Bobcat two days, knocks. Nothing happens. Walker waits. Ten seconds later the door opens, a..." December 14